5 biggest takeaways from Vikings vs. Cardinals in Week 2

(Photo by Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports) Greg Joseph
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What did we learn from the Minnesota Vikings during their Week 2 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2021?

The Minnesota Vikings can’t catch any breaks. Their first two games of the season ended in absolute heartbreak, with the first being an overtime thriller and the second coming to an end on a last-second field goal attempt.

Both games saw the purple and gold fight until the last whistle. A combined four points was all that stood between them and the team that defeated them over the course of the first two weeks of NFL action.

The good news is that Minnesota seemed to learn a few things from Week 1 and use them in Week 2 to battle Arizona. Even though the final result wasn’t the desired outcome, it shows the staff is willing to make adjustments when necessary.

Let’s take a look at five things that happened during Sunday’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals that allowed fans and experts to learn a little bit more about this team going forward.